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Occult Chemistry (book)

Occult Chemistry
Author Annie Besant, C.W. Leadbeater and Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa
Publisher Theosophical Publishing House Adyar
Publication date 1908
Media type Hardback
Pages 92+22
ISBN 1564596788, 1406536407, 1564596788

Occult Chemistry: Investigations by Clairvoyant Magnification into the Structure of the Atoms of the Periodic Table and Some Compounds is a book written by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater and Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa. The first edition was published in 1908, the second edition in 1919, and a third in 1951.[1]

As its copyright appears to have expired, the book seems to be in the public domain and is available as whole or in excerpts on many sites in the internet.[2]

Occult Chemistry proposes that the structure chemical elements can be assessed through clairvoyant observations. The observations were carried out between 1895 and 1933. "The book consists both of coordinated and illustrated descriptions of presumed etheric counterparts of the atoms of the then known chemical elements, and of other expositions of occult physics."[3]

An academic criticism is available in Chapter 2 of Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory[4] and in an online article from the Chemistry department at Yale University.[5]


  1. ^ List of Sources - Occult Chemistry for Postgraduate Students of Physics, Philosophy & Psychology
  2. ^ Online editions are e.g.:
    • Occult Chemistry by Annie Wood Besant and C. W. Leadbeater at Project Gutenberg
    • Occult Chemistry with Illustrations at the Twilight Archive
    • Occult Chemistry at
    • Occult Chemistry at
  3. ^ An Apreciation of C.W. Leadbeater, by Geoffrey Hodson
  4. ^ Chapter abstract on the homepage of Oxford Scholarship online
  5. ^ Serious Scientific Lessons from Direct Observation of Atoms through Clairvoyance.

Further reading

Tompkins, Peter (June 1997). The Secret Life of Nature: Living in Harmony With the Hidden World of Nature Spirits from Fairies to Quarks. Harperone. ISBN 0062508474. 


Founders of the T. S.

Helena Blavatsky
William Quan Judge
Henry Steel Olcott


Alice Bailey · Annie Besant
Geoffrey Hodson · C.W. Leadbeater
Alfred Percy Sinnett · Rudolph Steiner


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Theosophical Society
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The Key to Theosophy
Mahatma Letters
The Secret Doctrine
The Voice of the Silence

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Paul the Venetian
Serapis Bey
Master Hilarion
Master Jesus
Master Rakoczi

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